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  • OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

    I loaded Norton AV yesterday thinking "Norton AV along with AntiVir....I should be good to go". After loading NAV, my laptop decides to sit idle. It showed CPU at 2% but nothing would respond to clicking. It took over 5 minutes for the Windows tab to come up. Then it took 2 hours for the control panel to come up. I then was able to START the removal of NAV. That only took 3 hours to complete. I am back to normal now (without NAV). I am wondering if I should disable AntiVir and try again.

    Anyways, that's why I wasn't in game until late Sunday.

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    Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

    Originally posted by Altor
    I loaded Norton AV yesterday thinking "Norton AV along with AntiVir....I should be good to go". After loading NAV, my laptop decides to sit idle. It showed CPU at 2% but nothing would respond to clicking. It took over 5 minutes for the Windows tab to come up. Then it took 2 hours for the control panel to come up. I then was able to START the removal of NAV. That only took 3 hours to complete. I am back to normal now (without NAV). I am wondering if I should disable AntiVir and try again.

    Anyways, that's why I wasn't in game until late Sunday.
    ClamAV.

    http://www.clamwin.com/

    Free, open source, daily updates, low overhead.

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    • #3
      Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

      Used Norton for years...got tired of the buggy upgrades and impossibility to uninstall....

      Replaced it with Zone Alarm Security Suite (Computer Associates software) and haven't looked back. If you want a retail solution, I'm happy with it.
      Beep


      Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. - (Isaac Asimov)

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      • #4
        Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

        AVG...its free and doesnt use any resources, even can scan under heavey usage
        that sounds like a good idea trooper.
        -Vulcan

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        • #5
          Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

          I second the use of AVG. I'm a PC tech and have tried Norton, McAfee (sp?), Zone Alarm and AVG. So far I like AVG the best.
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          Peter: Oh yeah? Him and what army?
          Chris: The U.S. Army.
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          • #6
            Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

            What's worse, the Virus, or the Antivirus?

            I despise Norton.

            A friend of mine spent two to three hours one night cleaning the registry of Norton files just to get it 'Uninstalled'
            RAWGRLRLRLRRLGLRL!!!

            Nations are like individuals: they achieve more when they plan to plant a tiny tree, and do it, than when they propose to raise an entire forest and then fall asleep in the furrows.

            I AM socializing artard, I'm logged on to an MMORPG with people from all over the world and getting XP with my party using Teamspeak

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            • #7
              Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

              Originally posted by Vinzalf
              What's worse, the Virus, or the Antivirus?

              I despise Norton.

              A friend of mine spent two to three hours one night cleaning the registry of Norton files just to get it 'Uninstalled'
              I have no problems with Norton at all. I'm actually surprised to see so many people WITH problems. Granted, I don't install the entire Norton sweet. Just the AV app and that's it.
              Diplomacy is the art of saying "good doggie" while looking for a bigger stick.

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              • #8
                Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

                I dont know what version he was using, but I did see the files in there it left behind. It was alot.

                Norton does work okay, unless you try to uninstall it, in my past experiences.
                RAWGRLRLRLRRLGLRL!!!

                Nations are like individuals: they achieve more when they plan to plant a tiny tree, and do it, than when they propose to raise an entire forest and then fall asleep in the furrows.

                I AM socializing artard, I'm logged on to an MMORPG with people from all over the world and getting XP with my party using Teamspeak

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                • #9
                  Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

                  I actually use Symantecs business AV. It is smaller than Norton but essential the same since they are produced by the same company. Plus the updates are free :)
                  Kemotaha

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                  • #10
                    Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

                    Functionally, NAV worked well for me...until it needed updating...or updating to a newer Suite of Norton items. Then it was a bear that wouldn't fully uninstall (following their recommendations), required extensive trips to their tech support website (with long, complicated fixes, IMO). This hassle for administering it for me got worse each year. After 4 years, I uninstalled...and then meticulously went through register clean up, etc.

                    I installed Zone Alarm Security Suite 2 years ago and have been happy with it.

                    While there are other technically sound solutions that may be free or technically better, I didn't (and don't) feel competent to make those judgements. Threads like this one are helpful for all.
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                    Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. - (Isaac Asimov)

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                    • #11
                      Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

                      Originally posted by Kemotaha
                      I actually use Symantecs business AV. It is smaller than Norton but essential the same since they are produced by the same company. Plus the updates are free :)
                      Kinda sorta.. It has the same engine inside, but everything else is different. The Symantec Corporate version is actually based on the Intel LanDesk product which Norton bought and threw their scanning engine in, which can be seen by the registry entries it makes. I'd never use the consumer Norton, but the SAV product works just fine.. It's been used at 3 places where I've worked and I've not had a problem with it (supporting computers at all 3..).
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                      • #12
                        Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

                        norton is by far the WORST antivirus u could get, by 'speeding up' your computer, u are basically trading off viruses for background programs dragging your computer, AVG like Mateo said is a good alternative.
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                        • #13
                          Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

                          I personally heavily dislike (HATE) Norton AntiVirus because when i'm in an instance I keep having these minicrashes that its them telling me that they think my computer has been compromised and do i want to go to their website and fix it or something and other. I keep thinking no it'll stop being compromised when i kill the boss so don't worry about it. but now i can't uninstall norton cause we thought we had uninstalled it :(

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                          • #14
                            Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

                            I have run Nortons on all three of my computers from day one. I have not had problem one with any of the updates, running games or anything. I have not had a single crash or slow down due to Nortons. I like it. Just my two cents.


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                            • #15
                              Re: OT Trials of loading Norton AntiVirus

                              not sure if anyone caught that article about symantic using its own version of root kit, the same thing Sony used on its music Cd's. And in this article symantic admitted to using one, and it also said that symantic knowingly wrote its code so that when its installed, the scanner would not scan the area where it was installed, because it would catch it and delete its own Root kit.
                              that sounds like a good idea trooper.
                              -Vulcan

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